2019 Pacer Scheme


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will once again facilitate official pacers on race day after successfully introducing them in 2010 (for our full marathon event).

Working closely with governing body Athletics Northern Ireland, the organisers have sourced timing pacers for 1 hour 30 minutes, 1 hour 45 minutes, 2 hours and 2 hours 15 minutes.   Full details of our pacers can be found in the table below.

General secretary of Athletics Northern Ireland and Board Member of the Belfast City Marathon Ltd, John Allen said;

"Last year's pacer scheme proved very popular. We are always keen to do what we can do to improve the experience of runners in the race and the pacer scheme not only helps runners achieve their target but also adds to the camaraderie of the day."

We're delighted to announce the following Pacing team who will be guiding you to the finish line on Sunday 22nd September 2019!





1 hour 30

Neil Mercer

Albertville Harriers

1 hour 30

Mark Carey

West Belfast Coolers

1 hour 45

Natalie Bowbanks

Craigavon Lakers AC

1 hour 45

Eddie Clyde

Springwell RC

1 hour 45

Graeme Colhoun

Dub Runners of Belfast

2 hours

Kevin Darragh

Acorns AC

2 hours 

Oran Kane

 Ward Park Runners

2 hours

Darren Walsh

 Springwell RC

2 hours 15 

Sean Devlin

Kernan RC

2 hours 15

Niamh Scullion

Acorns AC